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Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's.

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Izzy, May 24, 2015.

  1. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
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    How sad for him and his family. Dr Zhivago is still one of my favourite films, and I also remember him in 'Mayerling'.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    He was one of my heart throbs!
     
  3. patsy56

    patsy56 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2015
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    I saw that too so sad
     
  4. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
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    John and I were lying in bed at 7 am when this came on the news and he said " Well he'll be interested to know he has the same illness as me".

    I was more than a little surprised.
     
  5. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

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    Marion:D:D:D
     
  6. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
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    I have never seen Dr Zhivago, but remember him from when Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand was on the telly - my mam loved that film. Such a very handsome man.

    It's always sad to hear of someone else with dementia, famous or not. Quite a few years ago I found out that my fearsome junior school headmaster had died with Alzheimers, and remember feeling sad about that. Little did I know that this dreadful illness would strike in my own family.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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  8. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
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    Thanks Izzy! I'll try - it was made the year I was born!
     
  9. mojo1943

    mojo1943 Registered User

    Dec 19, 2013
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    #10 mojo1943, May 24, 2015
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
    sad news indeed but OS had a very good innings till now and he played a crafty hand at Bridge

    a few nuggets mo43 likes a lot

    Tomorrow is promised to nobody

    Clint Eastwood in absolute Power

    and the last verse from the Eagles
    CD long road out of Eden

    Its your world now

    But first a kiss, one glass of wine
    Just one more dance while there's still time
    My one last wish: someday, you'll see
    How hard I tried and how much you meant to me

    It's your world now
    Use well the time
    Be part of something good
    Leave something good behind
    The curtain falls
    I take my bow
    That's how it's meant to be
    It's your world now
     
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    #11 Izzy, May 24, 2015
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
    My husband is almost 85. I suppose some would say he's had a 'good innings'.

    'The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.'
    The Rubyiat of Omar Khayyam
     
  11. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    Well said John. :)
     
  12. Miss Merlot

    Miss Merlot Registered User

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    Yes, saw that - very sad... :(

    Our future children (that we are never going to have - but just on the off chance) are called Lara and Sasha after that film...
     
  13. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
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    How sad to hear about Omar Sharif. I am just going to read Izzy's link.

    Oh you must try to see it! It is often on TV, just about every year I think, and I never miss it. Nor does my daughter!

    It is timeless. It is a classic. It is historical. The Russian Revolution.

    Beautiful photography, beautiful unforgettable music. Beautiful love story. Sad and tragic history.

    Julie Christie is beautiful in the film - and Omar Sharif! Life has aged them. But not the film they made together. The film could have been made yesterday - except there are no explicit sex scenes. Just a passionate love story beautifully told.

    There is now a modern version of the film. But the original Dr Zhivago is unforgettable. A must.
    Loo x
     

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